Vera Sydney-Neufeld

Vera Sydney-Neufeld

I was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1934. As a child during World War II, in 1941 I was a refugee in Italy and later, Switzerland. In that situation, I learnt to adapt to new situations both positive and negative. I learnt that encouragement and kindness make a big...
Susan Warhaftig

Susan Warhaftig

I was born in Vienna just before the outbreak of World War ll. I was the daughter of Isaac and Helene, and I also had a half brother, Herbert. When it was imminent that we should leave Austria, we tried to go to Switzerland and then America. Unfortunately it was too...
Mimi Wise

Mimi Wise

I was born in Milan, Italy in December 1937 to Lola and Chaim Goldman, and my brother Sam was born in Strasbourg in 1939. Fearing German invasion in late August 1939, we moved to Perigueux, central France. From 1939-1943 my immediate family relocated several times,...
Tom Fleming

Tom Fleming

I was born in 1938 in Slovakia. In 1942 the local Catholic church gave my family Baptismal Certificates for our protection. In early 1944 the Nazis tried to round up all Jews in Slovakia, so my family went to Bratislava where in a few weeks the Gestapo found us and...
Egon Sonnenschein

Egon Sonnenschein

In the movie “Schindlers List” I saw in a room full of suitcases in the death camp of Auschwitz, one suitcase with my surname of Sonnenschein written in big letters on it. This gave me the “jolt” to open up and tell my experience as a Holocaust survivor. After being...